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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics.

From: Intravenous fluid restriction after major abdominal surgery: a randomized blinded clinical trial

  Restricted group (n = 30) Standard group (n = 32) p-value*
Characteristics    
Age (yrs) 55.5 (15.4) 53.6 (15.0) 0.623
Sex (Male/Female) 19/11 21/11 0.853
Height (m) 1.73 (0.08) 1.76 (0.08) 0.810
Weight (kg) 69.9 (12.5) 76.5 (17.1) 0.908
BMI 23.2 (4.2) 24.5 (4.7) 0.408
ASA    0.908
1 4 (13%) 5 (16%)  
2 21 (70%) 24 (75%)  
3 5 (17%) 3 (9%)  
Type of surgery    0.522
-Gastric 0 (0%) 1 (3%)  
-Pancreas 14 (47%) 11 (34%)  
-Bile duct 7 (23%) 9 (28%)  
-Gall bladder 0 (0%) 1 (3%)  
-Small bowel 2 (7%) 3 (9%)  
-Colon 3 (10%) 4 (13%)  
-Rectum 3 (10%) 1 (3%)  
-Adrenal gland 0 (0%) 1 (3%)  
-Retroperitoneal tumor 0 (0%) 1 (3%)  
-Explorative laparotomy 1 (3%) 0 (0%)  
  1. Values are means (± SD) or numbers (%)
  2. BMI = Body Mass Index
  3. *: Student t-test for comparison of means; Kruskall-Wallis test for categorical variables